General secretary of the INMO Liam Doran and organisation president Claire Mahon said they had a mandate from members to withdraw labour. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Union leaders have threatened an escalation in industrial action over the coming days and weeks if overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is n(...)

If given a chance by policy makers, midwives could “lead on new models of care”, INMO president Claire Mahon  has said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The death of Savita Halappanavar must result in better staffing of maternity units, the president of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO)(...)

Claire Mahon  said the situation in Irish healthcare was critical and unacceptable

The main focus in the healthcare system is not on patient safety but on budgetary constraints and cost saving, the president of the Irish Nurses and (...)

Liam Doran, general secretary, INMO, said certain hospitals were ‘failing completely’ to follow established protocols and to open extra beds to cater for extra demand.

Hospitals across the State are under pressure from nurses and midwives to address the “grave and serious” problem of routine overcrowding on wa(...)